Sante Fe used the top overall pick on 20-year old left hander Nick Gomes. Gomes, a bit short at 5'10, is reported to have "filthy" stuff. Gomes fastball has been clocked as high as 94 mph. He also throws a slider that makes left-handed batters cry.
So where does Gomes come from? He hails from Bridgeport, CT. PT Barnum was once the mayor of Bridgeport and Gomes is a fan. In fact, he had to head out west after his own 3-ring circus, established at famous Mount Trashmore, nearly interupted the filming of "Confessions of a Shopaholic", scheduled for release later this year. Allegedly, three dwarf elephants escaped from the circus and stampeded through town, almost trampling Joan Cusak before John Goodman invited them for dinner and the filming was saved.
Civic outrage and a since-dismissed lawsuit prompted Gomes to leave Bridgeport for the warmer climate and co-eds of Bergen Community College.